Amazon sues NY amid threat of virus labour lawsuit

Amazon has sued New York’s top prosecutor over her probe of the firm’s response to Covid-19 safety concerns, including its firing of workers who spoke out with concerns.

The company said Attorney General Letitia James was applying “an inconsistent and unfair” standard for workplace safety to Amazon.

It asked the court to stop her inquiry.

Ms James called the move “a sad attempt to distract from the facts and shirk accountability”.

“We will not be intimidated by anyone, especially corporate bullies that put profits over the health and safety of working people,” she said in a statement.

“We remain undeterred in our efforts to protect workers from exploitation and will continue to review all of our legal options.”


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